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State Tipoffs Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday July 21, 2019 ( 100 items )  

Air Products Proudly Salutes 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing
ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania, July 18 -- Air Products and Chemicals issued the following news release: Air Products (NYSE: APD) was there on July 16, 1969 at 9:32 a.m. when Apollo 11 lifted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida as the company provided hundreds of thousands of tons of industrial gases to support the launch and mission. Likewise, when Astronaut Neil Armstrong proudly stated, "that's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind," Air Products was there as well, as its indust  more

Akerman: Jacob Brown Appointed the Florida Bar's Business Law Section Chair
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, July 17 -- Akerman, a law firm, issued the following news release: Akerman LLP, top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, today announced Jacob Brown, Deputy Chair of Akerman LLP's Bankruptcy and Reorganization Practice Group, has been selected to serve as Chair of the Business Law Section of The Florida Bar for the 2019-2020 Florida bar year. A trusted advisor on restructuring and insolvency counseling and litigation, Brown represents secured and unsecured  more

Apollo 11 Shaped University of Central Florida Scientist, Nation and World's Love Affair With Space
ORLANDO, Florida, July 15 -- The University of Central Florida issued the following news: * * * - As the U.S. celebrates the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's moon landing, one scientist reflects on his personal journey and urges us to envision a new space future for the world, where UCF plays a big role. * * * By Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala If the Apollo 11 mission had never happened, UCF scientist and alum Phil Metzger '00MS '05PhD may never have pursued a career that today has him working on w  more

Broward County Public Schools 2018/19 Golden and Silver School Awards
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, July 18 -- Broward County Public Schools issued the following news release: Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to announce that 76 District schools have earned the 2018/19 Golden and Silver School Awards. The awards are presented annually by the Florida Department of Education to recognize exemplary volunteer programs at schools which promote parent and community engagement in education. Congratulations to the following schools for receiving the Golden and  more

CarMax Rolls Into Florida With New Online Experience
RICHMOND, Virginia, July 18 -- CarMax, a retailer of used cars, issued the following news release: * * * - Now Offering Home Delivery and Expedited Pick-Up * * * CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation's largest retailer of used cars, today announces its new personalized car buying experience is now available to CarMax customers in Florida. Customers can now choose to complete the entire car-buying experience from home and have the car delivered, including the ability to test drive, prior to pu  more

Carnival Corporation & Plc Purchase of Shares
MIAMI, Florida, July 17 -- Carnival, a leisure travel company, issued the following news release: In accordance with Carnival Corporation & plc's (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) previously announced Share Repurchase Programme, Carnival Corporation & plc announces that Carnival plc has purchased: Shares purchased: Carnival plc ordinary USD 1.66 shares Date of purchase: 16 July 2019 Number of shares purchased: 100,000 shares Highest price paid per share: 3620.0 pence Lowest price paid per share:   more

CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis Reminds Consumers of Fire Extinguisher and Smoke Alarm Recalls
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 19 -- Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis issued the following news release: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is reminding Florida consumers of a fire extinguisher and smoke alarm recall due to equipment failures. Originally announced in 2017 and 2018, the recalls affect roughly 37.8 million Kidde brand fire extinguisher units and more than 450,00 Kidde brand smoke detectors nationwide. Floridians are reminded to check the  more

Citrix Among the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, July 17 -- Citrix Systems, a server, application and desktop virtualization, networking and software provider, issued the following news: Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) today announced it has been named to the 2019 Disability Equality Index(R) Best Places to Work by Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). "At Citrix, we are continuously working to create an environment of belonging, where we all feel that we fit in, can take   more

Citrus County Celebrates Smart Irrigation Month Helps Customers Save Water & Money
INVERNESS, Florida, July 17 -- Citrus County issued the following news release: Citrus County Department of Water Resources supports July as Smart Irrigation Month. Smart Irrigation Month is a public awareness campaign to promote efficient water use. Focused on July, traditionally the month of peak demand for outdoor water use, the campaign highlights simple practices and innovative technologies to: * Make maintaining green spaces easy and convenient * Minimize overwatering while maintaining   more

City of Miami Rolls Out New Online Procurement System
MIAMI, Florida, July 17 -- The city of Miami issued the following news: The City of Miami Department of Procurement today announces the launch of its new online Contract Management System, which makes navigating the public procurement process even easier for interested parties, while adding another level of transparency for the public. The new online system houses all of the City's contracts and related contract documents in one convenient, searchable electronic database. The database includes   more

City of Miami: Eduardo J. Padron Completion Scholarship Fund for Miami Dade College Students
MIAMI, Florida, July 19 -- The city of Miami issued the following news: City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and City Manager Dr. Emilio T. Gonzalez announced today a gift of $50,000 to create the Eduardo J. Padron Completion Scholarship Fund to support Miami Dade College students who are close to completing their degrees or certificate programs. The fund will be awarded to 50 students this year in time for MDC's upcoming giving day I AM MDC Day on Friday, Sept. 6th. As part of the City of Miami  more

Crowley Shipping Promotes Peter Sutton to VP, Health, Safety, Security and Environment and Operations Integrity
JACKSONVILLE, Florida, July 16 -- Crowley Maritime, a provider of marine solutions, energy and logistics services, issued the following news release: Crowley Maritime Corp. has promoted Peter Sutton to vice president of health, safety, security and environment (HSSE) and operations integrity for the company's Shipping business unit. In his role, he will lead activities supporting Crowley's industry-leading commitment to safe and reliable transportation and environmental stewardship throughout i  more

Disney Cruise Line Earns Top Honors in 2019 Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Destination Awards
ORLANDO, Florida, July 17 -- The Disney Cruise Lines issued the following news release: For the fourth consecutive year, Disney Castaway Cay has been named the "Top Cruise Line Private Island" in the Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Destination Awards. Disney Cruise Line also was recognized by Cruise Critic members as the "Top Cruise Line in the Eastern Caribbean, Bahamas and Bermuda," as well as "Top Cruise Line in the Western Caribbean and Riviera Maya" - both in the Large Ship Cruise Line cate  more

Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Reveals Plans for D23 Expo, Aug. 23-25, 2019
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida, July 17 -- Disney World issued the following news release: * * * - Guests will discover an immersive pavilion, entertaining presentations, and all-new merchandise. * * * D23 Expo 2019 will be a must for fans of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. An immersive pavilion will provide an insider's look at new themed lands, attractions, shows, and more, in addition to a jam-packed schedule of entertaining presentations and a number of exclusive shopping opportunitie  more

Families Against Mandatory Minimums, Florida Cares Urge Swift Action From Florida Department of Corrections
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- Families Against Mandatory Minimums issued the following news release: In response to a leaked video allegedly showing employees of the Florida Department of Corrections (DOC) beating a man held at Florida's Lake Correctional Institution, FAMM and the advocacy group Florida Cares have sent a letter urging DOC Sec. Mark Inch to investigate the incident and take swift action, if appropriate. FAMM President Kevin Ring called the incident horrifying. "We were horrified both  more

Findings By Sylvester Researchers Point to New Therapeutic Target for Advanced Prostate Cancer
MIAMI, July 18 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine issued the following news: The Burnstein lab at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, along with collaborators at Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of Florida Cancer Center, recently discovered that arginine vasopressin receptor type 1a (AVPR1a) can promote aggressive prostate cancer growth. While arginine vasopressin receptors are normally associated with the regulation of blood pressure and body  more

First Lady Casey DeSantis Holds Two Listening Sessions on Mental Health and Substance Abuse in Jacksonville and West Palm Beach
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 15 -- First Lady Casey DeSantis, R-Florida, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis held two listening sessions on mental health and substance abuse, the first at First Coast High School in Jacksonville and the second at the Hanley Foundation in West Palm Beach. Today's listening sessions were part of the First Lady's Hope for Healing Florida campaign, which strives to combine the resources and efforts of the public and private s  more

Florida A&M University Law Professor Teaches Global Marijuana Law Course in The Hague, Netherlands
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 15 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: Florida A&M University (FAMU) Professor Jennifer Smith joined a group of law professors participating in a study abroad program in The Hague, Netherlands. Professor Smith taught Comparative Analysis of Global Marijuana Laws at the International Institute of Social Studies. "Considering cutting-edge legal issues in cannabis law with students in the Netherla  more

Florida A.G. Moody Calls on Florida School Districts to Comply With the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Safety Act
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 19 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody today called on all Florida school districts to fully comply with student safety laws. Attorney General Moody's demand for action follows the release of an interim report by the Statewide Grand Jury on School Safety that found numerous Florida school districts are not complying with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Safety Act--the districts' names are b  more

Florida A.G. Moody Teen Vaping Fact-Gathering Mission Stops in Oviedo and Sarasota
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 18 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody today hosted discussions with parents, teachers and law enforcement leaders in two Florida cities about the dramatic increase in teen vaping. The discussions are part of the Attorney General's fact-gathering mission launched last month in Nassau County to learn more of this disturbing trend. Attorney General Ashley Moody said, "I want to get to the bottom of t  more

Florida A.G. Moody: Defendant Sentenced to 40 Years in Smash-and-Dash Gun Store Burglary Case
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 19 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody's Office of Statewide Prosecution today announced a 40-year prison sentence for a defendant found guilty of a gun store burglary. James Moore previously entered an open plea to burglary of a structure while using a vehicle as an instrument and 35 counts of grand theft of a firearm. Moore is one of a larger group based in Orlando, using stolen vehicles to facili  more

Florida Agency for Health Care Administration: May Monthly Actions - Agency Took Licensure Action Against Eight Providers, Four Additional Providers Suspended From the Medicaid Program
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 18 -- The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration issued the following news release: The Agency for Health Care Administration (Agency) issued final orders to revoke existing licenses for six providers for failure to meet licensure requirements during the month of May. Some of these providers were enrolled in the Medicaid program, and the Agency has terminated or is in the process of terminating their participation in the program. The Agency also issued an Emer  more

Florida Atlantic University: Nationwide Study on Teen 'Sexting' Has Good News, Bad News
BOCA RATON, Florida, July 18 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- Florida Atlantic University, a component of the state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: The good news is that adolescent "sexting" is not at epidemic levels as reported in some media headlines. The bad news is that it also has not decreased despite preventive efforts by educators and others. Most commonly, the term sexting has been used to describe incidents where teenagers take nude or semi-nude photos or vid  more

Florida Atlantic University: Thirty Years of Unique Data Reveal What's Really Killing Coral Reefs
BOCA RATON, Florida, July 15 [TNSscienceresearch] -- Florida Atlantic University, a component of the state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Coral reefs are considered one of the most threatened ecosystems on the planet and are dying at alarming rates around the world. Scientists attribute coral bleaching and ultimately massive coral death to a number of environmental stressors, in particular, warming water temperatures due to climate change. A study published in  more

Florida Attorney General Issues Weekly Briefing on July 19
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 19 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following weekly briefing: Our fact-gathering mission to find out what is behind a dramatic increase in teen vaping in Florida continued. According to the Florida Department of Health, e-cigarette use among high school students increased 78 percent from 2017 to 2018. We want to know why, and more importantly how to reverse this disturbing trend. This mission brought me to two Florida cities--Oviedo and Sarasota--  more

Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis: Watch Out for These Top 3 Fraud Tactics
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 18 -- Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis issued the following news release: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis is warning Floridians of a recent report from the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Sentinel Network which outlines top types of fraud in Florida. According to the report, debt collection, imposter scams, and identity theft top the list of the most reported fraud categories in the state. CFO Jimmy Patronis said, "As we face a fraud ep  more

Florida Chief Financial Officer Issues Statement on 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Mission
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 16 -- Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis issued the following statement on the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon: "Fifty years ago today, America set its sights towards the stars and accomplished the truly astonishing goal of a successful mission to the moon. "The Apollo 11 lunar mission, launched from Florida's own Kennedy Space Center, was a gigantic triumph for all Americans and a revolutionary moment in human history. "This mis  more

Florida Democratic Party Attacks President Trump for Racist Attack
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 15 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following statement by Chair Terrie Rizzo: On July 14, Donald Trump tweeted that a group of Democratic congresswomen should go back to the "crime infested places from which they came" and today claimed "AOC and this crowd are a bunch of Communists." "Donald Trump's attacks on Democratic members of Congress are shameful cries for attention. "Trump might think such racist attacks and attempts to demonize Democratic members  more

Florida Democratic Party Issues Statement on Release of Sexual Harassment Claims
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 17 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following statement by Chair Terrie Rizzo: On July 16, a report from the Tampa Bay Times revealed CFO Jimmy Patronis and his office may have acted illegally when they released claims of sexual harassment without the victims consent. "The fact that Jimmy Patronis' office would release reports of sexual harassment allegations without a victim's consent shows clear misconduct, and if the intention was purely political, makes  more

Florida Democratic Party: Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida Stands in Solidarity With Puerto Rico
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 18 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news: The Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida stands strong with the people of Puerto Rico in light of the recent turmoil the Island faces once again. In the past few days the world has learned the contents of the private chat the governor of Puerto Rico, some of his cabinet members and top aides on the messaging app Telegram. The messages laced with profanity, derogatory attacks to people on both sides of the  more

Florida Democrats Announce State Convention for October
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 18 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news: The Florida Democratic Party is excited to announce the 2019 State Convention will be held at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida on October 11-13, 2019. The Florida Democratic Party organizes a statewide conference every two years to decide the direction of the party and lay the groundwork needed to win. Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, released the following statemen  more

Florida Dems Slam Rick Scott's Disgusting Attempt to Justify Trump's Tweets
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 16 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news: On July 15, Rick Scott defended Trump's comments as "not racist" and claimed that Democrats are "the anti-Semitic party." Florida Democrats won't stand by quietly while we are slandered. State Senator Lori Berman released the following statement: "As a proud Jewish-American and strong supporter of the state of Israel I find Rick Scott's comments to be deeply offensive, and his refusal to call Trump's twee  more

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service: Commissioner Nikki Fried Visits Palm Beach County to Highlight Consumer Protection & Food Insecurity
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, July 15 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: Today, Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) officials traveled to Palm Beach County to highlight her commitment to protecting consumers and raising awareness of food insecurity, particularly in South Florida. "Summer is a busy travel season in Florida, and as our state's leading consumer protection a  more

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Commissioner Fried Announces Major Reduction in Concealed Weapons License Review Times
DADE CITY, Florida, July 19 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: Today, Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) officials announced a major reduction in review times for concealed weapons licenses in Florida. FDACS is the agency responsible for overseeing more than 2 million concealed weapons licenses in the state. Speaking at the East Pasco Government Center, and joined b  more

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Commissioner Nikki Fried Visits Broward County to Highlight Food Insecurity & Food Safety
HOLLYWOOD, Florida, July 16 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: Today, Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) officials visited Broward County, where they highlighted food insecurity issues in local communities and the Department's consumer protection responsibilities. Commissioner Fried began the visit at a children's meal event, hosted by Summer BreakSpot, at the Kay Ga  more

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Commissioner Nikki Fried Visits Orlando to Raise Awareness of Food Insecurity and Nutrition
ORLANDO, Florida, July 17 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: Today, Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) officials visited a local Orange County non-profit working on food insecurity and nutrition issues affecting Orlando and Central Florida. During her visit to Hebni Nutritional Consultants, Commissioner Fried and state and local elected officials and community leade  more

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Commissioner Nikki Fried Visits Pinellas County to Highlight Priorities
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, July 18 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: Today, Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) officials visited Pinellas County to highlight numerous Department priorities, including food insecurity, early childhood education, gas pump skimmers. Commissioner Fried began the day by visiting Roberts Recreation Center for a Summer BreakSpot event, spons  more

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Commissioner Nikki Fried Visits Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority to Highlight Energy Initiatives
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, July 18 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: Today, Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried joined state lawmakers at Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) to ride along on one of PSTA's newest all-electric buses. "No state in America is more vulnerable to the intensifying effects of climate change than Florida. Reducing emissions through cutting-edge technologies and energy efficiency is a key part of address  more

Florida Department of Environmental Protection Publishes Volkswagen Settlement Draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 17 -- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued the following news release: * * * - Today begins 30-day public comment period * * * The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has published a draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan for a public comment period of 30 days. Florida's draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan fulfills the required elements listed in the Volkswagen Settlement's Environmental Mitigation Trust for State Beneficiaries (Final Trus  more

Florida First Lady DeSantis Holds Listening Session on Mental Health and Substance Abuse at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast
VENICE, Florida, July 18 -- First Lady Casey DeSantis, R-Florida, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis held a listening session at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast to discuss new mental health and substance abuse initiatives. Today's listening session was part of the First Lady's Hope for Healing Florida campaign, a multi-agency initiative that strives to combine the resources and efforts of the public and private sectors to better serve Florid  more

Florida First Lady DeSantis Holds Listening Session on Mental Health and Substance Abuse in Sanford
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 18 -- First Lady Casey DeSantis, R-Florida, R-Florida, issued the following news release: * * * - First Lady Announces the Formation of a Drug Abuse Prevention Panel to be Chaired by Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma * * * Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis held a listening session on mental health and substance abuse at the Seminole County Sheriff's Office in Sanford. This was her second listening session of the day following a stop at Big Brothers Big Sisters of  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis Announce Two Appointments to the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 16 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis announced the appointments of Jessica Costello and Forough Hosseini to the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet. "I'm pleased to appoint Jessica Costello and Forough Hosseini to the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet, as I am confident they will faithfully serve our state's youth to the best of their ability," said Governor DeSantis. "As the  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Florida's Private-Sector Industries Continue to Create More Jobs for Floridians
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 19 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida's private-sector industries are creating more jobs for Floridians and Florida's economy continues to remain strong. Low taxes and reasonable regulations continue to drive businesses in all industries to expand in Florida, fueling a strong private-sector job growth rate. Positive economic indicators for the month of June include: * Private-sector  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces More Than $750,000 in Community Planning Technical Assistance Grants to 19 Florida Communities
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 15 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded more than $750,000 in Community Planning Technical Assistance grants to 19 Florida communities. These grants, administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), assist communities in creating innovative planning and development strategies to promote economic diversity while protecting environmentally sensitive areas. "Community planning is cr  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Orlando Area Continues to Lead in Job Growth for 51 Consecutive Months
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 19 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that June 2019 marked 51 consecutive months of the Orlando area having the highest job creation in the state, adding 47,000 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The unemployment rate in the Orlando area was 3.2 percent, down 0.4 percentage points from one year ago. The industries with the highest growth over the year in the Orlando area were professional  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Pensacola Area Added Nearly 2,000 New Jobs Over the Year
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 19 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Pensacola area added 1,900 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area's unemployment rate was 3.5 percent in June, down 0.3 percentage point from one year ago. The industry with the highest growth over the year in the Pensacola area was education and health services with 1,100 new jobs. In June, Pensacola area had 6,825 job openings and of those,   more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Southwest Florida Created More Than 15,000 New Jobs
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 19 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Naples area added 5,100 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area's unemployment rate was 3.4 percent in June, down 0.3 percentage point from one year ago. The Fort Myers area added 10,200 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area's unemployment rate was 3.5 percent in June, down 0.2 percentage point from one year ago. The industry with   more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Tampa Area Created More Than 29,000 New Jobs
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 19 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Tampa area added 29,100 new private-sector jobs in the last year, creating the second-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. The Tampa area's unemployment rate was 3.5 percent, down 0.3 percentage point from one year ago. The industries with the highest growth over the year in the Tampa area were professional and business services with  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces West Palm Beach Area Adds More Than 13,000 New Jobs Over the Year
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 19 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the West Palm Beach area added 13,300 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area's unemployment rate was 3.6 percent in June, down 0.3 percentage point from one year ago. The industries with the highest growth over the year in the West Palm Beach area were education and health services with 4,500 new jobs and professional and business services with 4,  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Appoints Six to the Criminal Punishment Code Task Force
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 18 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Michael Morley, John Stinneford, Melissa Nelson, the Honorable Michael Andrews, Bradenton Police Chief Melanie Bevan and Pasco County Sheriff Christopher Nocco to the Criminal Punishment Code Task Force. Michael Morley Morley, of Windemere, is an assistant professor at the Florida State University College of Law. He previously taught at t  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Appoints Three to the Florida State College at Jacksonville District Board of Trustees
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 15 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Jennifer Brown and the reappointments of Thomas McGehee Jr. and Wayne Young to the Florida State College at Jacksonville District Board of Trustees. Jennifer Brown Brown, of Jacksonville, is the Executive Director of KIPP Jacksonville Charter Schools. Brown is a proud U.S. Army Veteran who served in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. She   more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Appoints Two to the Florida Barbers' Board
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 18 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Russell Mayer and Edwin Stewart to the Florida Barbers' Board. Russell Mayer Mayer, of Casselberry, is a retired barber. He was a manager and barber at Kennedy's All-American Barber Club in Lake Mary for over 10 years. He completed his master barber certification in 1975. He is appointed to a four-year term. Edwin Stewart Stewart, of Pe  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Appoints Two to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 19 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Steven Hudson and Rodney Barreto to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. "I am pleased to appoint Steven Hudson and Rodney Barreto to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to help advance our state's conservation mission and help preserve Florida's natural resources for the enjoyment of all," said Governor  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Delivers Remarks at the Florida Trucking Association Annual Conference
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 19 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis spoke at the Florida Trucking Association Annual Conference. The annual conference is held to discuss congestion, new technologies on and off the road as well as regulation and infrastructure. The Governor was joined by Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Kevin Thibault. "Truckers play an integral role in our state's overall economic development strategy and  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Reappoints David Hawkins to the Florida State College at Jacksonville District Board of Trustees
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 19 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the reappointment of David Hawkins to the Florida State College at Jacksonville District Board of Trustees. David Hawkins Hawkins, of Jacksonville, is the chief executive of Stein Mart Inc. He has served as a trustee at Florida State College in Jacksonville since 2017. He previously served as a member of the program advisory council at DECA, Inc., a not-for-  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Reappoints Two to the Tallahassee Community College District Board of Trustees
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 19 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the reappointments of Karen Moore and Eric Grant to the Tallahassee Community College District Board of Trustees. Karen Moore Moore, of Tallahassee, is the chief executive officer of Moore, Inc., a national integrated communications firm. Moore has served as a Tallahassee Community College Trustee since 2007. She is vice chair of the Florida College System F  more

Florida Institute of Technology: Gender Economist to Offer Keynote at WeVENTURE Impact Summit
MELBOURNE, Florida, July 19 -- Florida Institute of Technology issued the following news: * * * - Early Bird Pricing Available For Aug. 16 'Know Your Worth' Event * * * weVENTURE's Impact Summit, featuring speakers, informational exchanges and networking opportunities, will be held from 1-5 p.m. Aug. 16 at the HTC at L3Harris, 1395 Troutman Blvd. NE in Palm Bay. Hosted by weVENTURE, the Florida Tech business coaching and education organization based at Florida Tech's Bisk College of Busines  more

Florida Senate: Fallen Jacksonville Officer Road Designation by Senator Book Part of Governor-Signed Transportation Package
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 16 -- The Florida Senate issued the following news release: * * * - Senator Lauren Book's Amendment Honors Fallen Officers Statewide * * * HB 385, a bill relating to transportation sponsored by Senator Manny Diaz Jr. (R-Hialeah) and Representative Bryan Avila (R-Miami Springs), was signed into law by Governor DeSantis. While the primary content of this bill pertains to Miami-Dade County transportation issues, it contains a critical amendment filed by Senator Lauren  more

Florida Senate: Fallen Orlando Officer Road Designation by Senator Book Part of Governor-Signed Transportation Package
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 16 -- The Florida Senate issued the following news release: * * * - Senator Lauren Book's Amendment Honors Fallen Officers Statewide * * * HB 385, a bill relating to transportation sponsored by Senator Manny Diaz Jr. (R-Hialeah) and Representative Bryan Avila (R-Miami Springs), has been signed into law by Governor DeSantis. While the primary content of this bill pertains to Miami-Dade County transportation issues, it contains a critical amendment filed by Senator L  more

Florida Senate: Fallen Palm Beach County Officer Road Designation by Senator Book Part of Governor-Signed Transportation Package
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 16 -- The Florida Senate issued the following news release: * * * - Senator Lauren Book's Amendment Honors Fallen Officers Statewide * * * HB 385, a bill relating to transportation sponsored by Senator Manny Diaz Jr. (R-Hialeah) and Representative Bryan Avila (R-Miami Springs), has been signed into law by Governor DeSantis. While the primary content of this bill pertains to Miami-Dade County transportation issues, it contains a critical amendment filed by Senator L  more

Florida Senate: Fallen Pensacola Officer Road Designation by Senator Book Part of Governor-Signed Transportation Package
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 16 -- The Florida Senate issued the following news release: * * * - Senator Lauren Book's Amendment Honors Fallen Officers Statewide * * * HB 385, a bill relating to transportation sponsored by Senator Manny Diaz Jr. (R-Hialeah) and Representative Bryan Avila (R-Miami Springs), has been signed into law by Governor DeSantis. While the primary content of this bill pertains to Miami-Dade County transportation issues, it contains a critical amendment filed by Senator L  more

Florida Senate: Fallen South Florida Officer Road Designation by Senator Book Part of Governor-Signed Transportation Package
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 16 -- The Florida Senate issued the following news release: * * * - Senator Lauren Book's Amendment Honors Fallen Officers Statewide * * * HB 385, a bill relating to transportation sponsored by Senator Manny Diaz Jr. (R-Hialeah) and Representative Bryan Avila (R-Miami Springs), has been signed into law by Governor DeSantis. While the primary content of this bill pertains to Miami-Dade County transportation issues, it contains a critical amendment filed by Senator L  more

Florida Senate: Fallen Tallahassee Officer Road Designation by Senator Book Part of Governor-Signed Transportation Package
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 16 -- The Florida Senate issued the following news release: * * * - Senator Lauren Book's Amendment Honors Fallen Officers Statewide * * * HB 385, a bill relating to transportation sponsored by Senator Manny Diaz Jr. (R-Hialeah) and Representative Bryan Avila (R-Miami Springs), has been signed into law by Governor DeSantis. While the primary content of this bill pertains to Miami-Dade County transportation issues, it contains a critical amendment filed by Senator L  more

Florida Senate: Fallen Tampa Officer Road Designation by Senator Book Part of Governor-Signed Transportation Package
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 16 -- The Florida Senate issued the following news release: * * * - Senator Lauren Book's Amendment Honors Fallen Officers Statewide * * * HB 385, a bill relating to transportation sponsored by Senator Manny Diaz Jr. (R-Hialeah) and Representative Bryan Avila (R-Miami Springs), has been signed into law by Governor DeSantis. While the primary content of this bill pertains to Miami-Dade County transportation issues, it contains a critical amendment filed by Senator L  more

Florida Senate: President Galvano Appoints Leader Gibson to the Alzheimer's Disease Advisory Committee
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 15 -- The Florida Senate issued the following news release: Senate President Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) today announced the appointment of Senate Democratic Leader, Senator Audrey Gibson (D-Jacksonville), to the Alzheimer's Disease Advisory Committee. "The heart-wrenching and devastating impacts of Alzheimer's disease are felt in families and communities across our state," said President Galvano. "Leader Gibson has experienced the impacts of this horrible disease in   more

Florida Senate: President Galvano Appoints Senator Hutson to the Florida Talent Development Council
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 16 -- The Florida Senate issued the following news release: Florida Senate President Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) today announced the appointment of Senator Travis Hutson (R-St. Augustine) to represent the Senate on the Florida Talent Development Council. "I am grateful to Senator Hutson for his commitment to improving career and professional education opportunities for students across Florida," said President Galvano. "The Talent Development Council will work to ident  more

Florida Senate: President Galvano Appoints Senator Pizzo to the Criminal Punishment Code Task Force
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 16 -- The Florida Senate issued the following news release: * * * - Senator Pizzo and Larry Eger, Public Defender for the 12th Circuit, to represent the Senate * * * Florida Senate President Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) today announced the appointments of Senator Jason Pizzo (D-N. Miami Beach) and Larry Eger, Public Defender for the 12th Judicial Circuit, to represent the Senate on the Criminal Punishment Code Task Force. "Criminal justice reform is an important pri  more

Florida Southern College Honored as a College of Distinction
LAKELAND, Florida, July 19 -- Florida Southern College issued the following news: Florida Southern College has again received national recognition for the integrity of its individualized and engaging education model. As an institution whose primary goals are based on student success and satisfaction, Florida Southern College confirms its honor as one of the renowned Colleges of Distinction. This award is unique among popular college guide classifications, which typically rank schools on the ba  more

Florida State University-National High Magnetic Field Laboratory: $3.3 Million NIH Grant to Fund MagLab Research
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 20 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Florida State University's National High Magnetic Field Laboratory issued the following news release: * * * - Researchers at the National MagLab will study the role sodium plays in this painful disease and test treatments that could offer relief. * * * With a new grant from the National Institutes of Health, researchers at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory will study the main mechanism behind one of the top causes of disability:  more

Great American Insurance Group Workers' Comp Specialist Summit Consulting Launches Enhanced Website
LAKELAND, Florida, July 15 -- The Great American Insurance Group, a property and casualty insurance company, issued the following news release: Summit, the people who know workers' comp(R), announced today the launch of its newly enhanced website, www.summitholdings.com. The rebuilt website features simplified navigation, enhanced search capabilities and updated resources and tools built on a mobile-responsive platform. Summit is a member of Great American Insurance Group, and a leading provide  more

Hilton Opens New Dual-Brand Property in Tampa Downtown Channel District
TAMPA, Florida, July 15 -- Hampton by Hilton, a subsidiary of Hilton Worldwide, issued the following news: * * * - Located Steps Away From the Tampa Convention Center, Hampton Inn by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton Together Welcome Guests Visiting Tampa * * * TAMPA, Fla. And MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the opening of its newest hotel, the dual-branded Hampton Inn by Hilton Tampa Downtown Channel District and Home2 Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Channel District, bring  more

Holland & Knight Represents Invincible Boat Company in Sale to EagleTree Capital
MIAMI, Florida, July 16 -- Holland and Knight, a law firm, issued the following news release: Holland & Knight advised Invincible Boat Company, a premium high-performance saltwater fishing boat brand, and its founding shareholder, on the sale of a majority stake in the company to EagleTree Partners IV, a private equity fund affiliated with EagleTree Capital. The deal was announced on July 15. Headquartered in Opa Locka, Florida, Invincible manufactures and sells high-performance semi-custom sa  more

Lee County Port Authority: Southwest Florida International Airport Reports Record-Breaking June
FORT MYERS, Florida, July 18 -- The Lee County Port Authority issued the following news release: During June, 586,319 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, Fla., an increase of 7.4 percent compared to June 2018. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 9.4 percent compared to last year. The traffic leader in June was Delta Air Lines with 153,972 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Southwest (123,772), Am  more

Low-Flying Helicopters to Patrol Tampa Electric's Power Lines
TAMPA, Florida, July 15 -- Tampa Electric issued the following news release: Area residents need not be alarmed if they see low-flying helicopters hovering around Tampa Electric transmission lines during the next week. It's part of the company's ongoing inspection of transmission equipment. Beginning Wednesday, a low-flying helicopter will conduct aerial surveys of Tampa Electric's high-voltage power lines. A helicopter will fly between 30 and 300 feet above the lines and poles while workers i  more

Mark P. Schnapp Joins Baker Donelson's Government Enforcement and Investigations Group
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, July 15 -- Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz, a law firm, issued the following news release: Mark P. Schnapp, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida with more than 40 years of governmental and private practice litigation experience, has joined Baker Donelson's Government Enforcement and Investigations Group. Joining as special counsel in the Firm's Fort Lauderdale office, Mr. Schnapp concentrates his practice on white collar cri  more

National Organization to Honor Florida State University Research Administrator
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 18 -- Florida State University issued the following news: A Florida State University administrator will be honored by the National Council of University Research Administrators for her work in educating research administrators around the country. Assistant Vice President for Research Administration and Finance Kerry Peluso has been named as an NCURA Distinguished Educator and will be recognized at the organization's annual meeting in August. The NCURA Distinguished   more

New Jersey Assembly Democrats: 'Alyssa's Law' Inspires Federal Legislation to Improve School Security Nationwide
TRENTON, New Jersey, July 17 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: Legislation was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to expand a New Jersey law under which public schools are required to install silent panic alarms to protect students during emergency situations. The law (formerly A-764) is known as "Alyssa's Law," after former New Jersey resident Alyssa Alhadeff, a 14-year-old student who was one of 17 people killed during last year's mass shoo  more

North Port: Parks & Recreation to Host 'Game On' Night in Celebration of Parks & Recreation Month
NORTH PORT, Florida, July 15 -- The city of North Port issued the following news release: The Parks & Recreation Department (https://www.cityofnorthport.com/government/city-services/parks-recreation), in partnership with Team Doogie Sports and Social Club (https://www.cityofnorthport.com/?splash=https%3a%2f%2fwww.teamdoogie.com%2f&____isexternal=true), will host the first-ever "Game On" Night to celebrate Parks & Recreation Month. Members of the public are invited to join staff on July 31 from   more

OmniComm Systems to Be Acquired by Anju Software
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, July 16 -- OmniComm Systems issued the following news release: OmniComm Systems, Inc. (OTCQX: OMCM) ("OmniComm"), a leading strategic software solutions provider to the life sciences industry, announced today that it has entered into a merger agreement with Anju Software, Inc. ("Anju"). Under the terms of the agreement, OmniComm will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Anju. Upon closing, shares of OmniComm common stock will be cancelled and automatically converted int  more

Orange County Government TV Wins Seven Prestigious Telly Awards
ORLANDO, Florida, July 15 -- Orange County issued the following news release: Orange County Government access channel Orange TV has been honored by the 40th Annual Telly Awards as winners in seven categories. Orange TV received one gold, one silver and five bronze 2019 Telly Awards for excellence in video and television by industry peers. Orange TV continues to raise the bar on creating high-quality and compelling content. The Gold Telly winner, First Shift - in which Orange County Fire Rescue  more

Palm Beach County Building Division Maintains Its Rating Among Best in Nation
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, July 16 -- Palm Beach County issued the following news release: In June, the Palm Beach County Building Division participated in the triannual evaluation of the effectiveness of building code enforcement activities by the Insurance Services Office (ISO). The Building Division retained its superior rating of 2 on the Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS) for both residential and commercial permitting and inspection. On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being the h  more

Pillsbury Litigators Win $370 Million Final Judgment and Clarify Law of Disgorgement Damages in Florida
NEW YORK, July 16 -- Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, a law firm, issued the following news release: Miami-based Pillsbury litigators Jennifer Altman and Shani Rivaux won a unique and precedent-setting case in Florida, beginning with a December 28, 2018 appellate court ruling and ending with a judgment for over $370 million on July 3, 2019. The appellate court issued its second reversal of a lower court decision in the long-running litigation. Pillsbury's clients, including Joe Samuel Bailey an  more

Polk State College and Florida Poly Sign Historic Agreement Creating Seamless Path for Students
WINTER HAVEN, Florida, July 19 -- Polk State College issued the following news: A historic agreement signed Tuesday will allow students to seamlessly transfer from Polk State College to Florida Polytechnic University - a partnership that fosters the growth of a skilled workforce to support and drive economic development in Polk County. Polk State President Angela Garcia Falconetti and Florida Poly President Randy Avent signed the agreement into effect at the Polk State Lakeland Campus alongsid  more

President Galvano Appoints Senator Book to the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking Direct-Support Organization Board of Directors
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 17 -- The Florida Senate issued the following news release: * * * - Senator Book and former Senator Ellyn Bogdanoff to represent the Senate * * * Florida Senate President Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) today announced the appointments of Senator Lauren Book (D-Planation) and former Senator Ellyn Bogdanoff to represent the Senate on the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking Direct-Support Organization Board of Directors. Two additional appointments by President Galvano  more

Researchers Awarded $233.6 Million, Breaking Florida State University's Single-Year Funding Record
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 16 -- Florida State University issued the following news: Florida State University researchers received a record level of funding from federal, state and private sources in the 2019 fiscal year, bringing in $233.6 million to the university to support investigations into areas such as health sciences, high energy physics and marine biology. This is a $7 million increase over the prior fiscal year. "Florida State is a tremendous university and the growth of our resear  more

Robert Rothman Joins Moffitt's National Board of Advisors
TAMPA, Florida, July 17 -- Moffitt Cancer Center issued the following news release: Robert Rothman, co-owner of the NFL's Washington Redskins and chairman and CEO of Tampa-based Black Diamond Group, Inc., has been appointed to the national Board of Advisors at Moffitt Cancer Center. Rothman's appointment brings the total number of members on the board to 36. Rothman has had a long relationship with Moffitt. Previously he served as a member of Moffitt's Board of Directors from 2000-2019 and was  more

Secretary Lee Announces 2020 Folklife Apprenticeship Program Master Artists & Apprentices
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 18 -- Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee issued the following news release: Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee announced today the selection of five teams to serve in the 2019-2020 Florida Folklife Apprenticeship Program. The chosen master artists and apprentices are: * Master artist Hunter Hill Jr. (Tallahassee) and apprentice Christopher White (Tallahassee) for emancipation drumming * Master artist Panayotis League (Tallahassee) and apprentices Nektarios Karav  more

Slamdance to Bring Their World-Renowned Film Festival to Miami Beach
MIAMI BEACH, Florida, July 19 -- The city of Miami Beach issued the following news release: * * * - Making Its Way to the Cultural Destination in May 2020 * * * Following its 26th edition in Park City, Utah, the Slamdance Film Festival will be making its way to Miami Beach from May 28 to May 31, 2020. Continuing its commitment to lifting emerging independent filmmakers, the Miami Beach edition of the esteemed film festival will focus on highlighting the multi-cultural and diverse communities  more

South Florida Water Management District: Partner Agencies to Release Insect to Control Invasive Brazilian Peppertree in Broward County
DAVIE, Florida, July 15 -- The South Florida Water Management District issued the following news release: * * * - Media tours available of laboratory where U.S. Department of Agriculture rears insects to combat invasive plants * * * Several local and federal agencies plan to release an insect to combat the invasive Brazilian peppertree on Tuesday, July 16, at 10 a.m. in Broward County. This effort is a joint partnership between the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), the U.S. D  more

St. Petersburg: Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative Announces Third Class of Mayors to Go Back to School
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, July 15 -- The city of St. Petersburg issued the following news release: * * * - Yearlong program provides 41 mayors from around the globe with world-class executive training to help deliver results for residents * * * The Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative today announced the third class of forty-one mayors from around the world who will participate in the yearlong education and professional development program designed exclusively for mayors and city lead  more

State University System of Florida Board of Governors Holds Summit on Campus Resiliency
GAINESVILLE, Florida, July 16 -- The State University System of Florida Board of Governors issued the following news release: More than 100 academic, administrative, and student affairs leaders from the 12 state universities gathered in Gainesville last week at a summit to examine the impact of a major campus emergency on a university's educational delivery system. Sponsored by the Board of Governors and the University of Florida, the SUMMIT on Academic Continuity and Campus Resiliency was desi  more

Tallahassee City Invests in Greater Bond Neighborhood
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 18 -- The city of Tallahassee issued the following news release: * * * - City of Tallahassee Awarded Over $8,000 by AARP for New Linear Park * * * The City of Tallahassee is proud to be a recipient of the AARP Community Challenge grant. The City's Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs Department was selected out of more than 1,660 applicants to receive $8,880 for the construction of the linear park that will be constructed in the Greater Bond Neighborhood as p  more

Tampa Bay Mascots Motivate Patients With a Flash Mob at Moffitt Cancer Center
TAMPA, Florida, July 15 -- Moffitt Cancer Center issued the following news release: They may represent different teams, but on July 18, mascots for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Rowdies and University of South Florida Bulls will unite to spread cheer to cancer patients. For the sixth consecutive year, Captain Fear, ThunderBug, Raymond, Pete the Pelican and Rocky D. Bull will visit Moffitt Cancer Center for the annual Mascots at Moffitt Day event. Aro  more

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Announces $75 Million Available Through Rebuild Florida Voluntary Home Buyout Program
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 16 -- The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity issued the following news: Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced $75 million is now available to local governments in communities impacted by Hurricane Irma through the Rebuild Florida Voluntary Home Buyout Program. Grant funding can be used by local governments to purchase homes damaged by Hurricane Irma from willing homeowners in high risk flood areas or to match funding for the Fed  more

The Florida Lottery Celebrates the Inaugural National Lottery Week
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 15 -- The Florida Department of Lottery issued the following news release: * * * - A Celebration of All Things Lottery and Contributions to Communities * * * The Florida Lottery, in collaboration with Lotteries across North America, announces the week of July 15th as the inaugural observance of Lottery Week - a celebration of Lotteries across the country in acknowledgement of their collective contributions to education and the communities they serve. Each day duri  more

University of Florida: How Genes and Resilience Affect Syrian Refugee Stress
GAINESVILLE, Florida, July 17 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Florida issued the following news: When it comes to dealing with stress and trauma, people can be dandelions or orchids. Some are steady and resistant; others are sensitive and receptive. "But why are some people better at dealing with stressful and traumatic events?" asked Connie Mulligan, anthropological genetics professor at the University of Florida and principal investigator on the paper. "Is it genetic? Is it environ  more

University of Florida: Why Apollo's Moon Rocks Still Matter
GAINESVILLE, Florida, July 18 [TNSscienceresearch] -- The University of Florida issued the following news: Moon rocks brought back by the Apollo missions have fueled scientific discoveries for 50 years -- but there's still more to learn, says University of Florida astrogeologist Steve Elardo. Elardo looks at samples collected on the Apollo missions to learn about not only the moon, but the early solar system. "After over a decade of doing it, I still get excited on the mornings I get to go th  more

University of Miami-Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science: Study Finds Offshore Aquaculture Has Low Environmental Impact
MIAMI, Florida, July 15 [TNSscienceresearch] -- The University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science issued the following news: * * * - UM Rosenstiel School researchers monitor nutrient footprint from offshore aquaculture * * * By Diana Udel A new study led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science found minimal environmental impacts to the surrounding waters from a major commercial fish-farming operation off t  more

West Virginia University Alumni Association Board of Directors Welcomes New Members
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia, July 17 -- West Virginia University issued the following story: The West Virginia University Alumni Association Board of Directors has appointed Gregory Darby, Darren Feeley, Thomas Flaherty, James "Rocky" Gianola and Tracy Schoenadel to serve six-year terms on the board. The board also elected Charles Emanuel of Orlando, Florida, to his first term as chair; Bill Beynon of Naples, Florida, as vice chair; Casey Rentch of Charlotte, North Carolina, as secretary; and Mi  more

Young Cruisers Sailing on Carnival Ships This Summer Read An Astonishing 250 Million Dr. Seuss Words As Part of Dr. Seuss's Word Challenge
MIAMI, Florida, July 16 -- Carnival, a leisure travel company, issued the following news release: * * * - Cruise Line Partners with Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Random House Children's Books to Promote Literacy * * * As part of the second annual Dr. Seuss's Word Challenge, sponsored by Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Random House Children's Books, kids sailing aboard Carnival Cruise Line this summer read an astonishing 250 million Dr. Seuss words through fun, educational activities across the l  more